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Thoughts and News from Home Care Experts

Senior Summer Safety

Stay Cool Seniors are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke by the hot summer days. Seniors shouldn’t stay in the sun for more than 1-2 hours at a time, after that seek shade and air conditioning. Wear Sunglasses The elderly are more likely to have vision...

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Skin Cancer Awareness

What is Skin Cancer? Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic...

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, usually caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis (sometimes called "hardening" or "clogging" of the arteries) is the buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits (called plaques) on the...

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Hand Washing Keeps You Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to prevent infection and protect yourself from getting sick. Follow these steps to protecting yourself and others from spreading infection.  Follow These Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way Wet your hands with clean,...

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June is National Men’s Health Month

National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. This week is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, but they don’t have to do it alone! Whether it’s your husband, partner, dad, brother, son, or friend you can help support the...

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Avoiding Scams

Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Financial scams also often go unreported or can be...

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Seniors and Social Wellness

The Importance of an Active Social Life Social wellness is one of the eight dimensions of wellness, which also include physical, intellectual, emotional, environmental, occupational, financial, and spiritual wellness. All eight dimensions are extremely important to...

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Importance of Proper Nutrition for Seniors

As people age, a change in the appetite can be normal because the metabolism slows as does the activity level, which means the body needs fewer calories. If meals are being skipped or poor food choices are being made, the nutrition of your loved one can suffer. Poor...

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Senior Exercises to Enjoy from the Comfort of Your Home

Fitness experts everywhere agree that getting 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis is key to a healthy lifestyle no matter your age. Getting regular physical activity keeps your heart and bones strong, improves your strength and flexibility and is a known...

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For Caregivers: Don’t Burn Out, Find a Respite

So many of us, whether we realize it or not, are caregivers. Approximately 40 million Americans provide unpaid care to adults with disabilities—the majority of whom also juggle a job, and other responsibilities, such as children or pets. Trying to wear all these hats...

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Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

More than 75% of falls take place inside or in close proximity to the home, but your home doesn’t have to be an obstacle course of potential falls. Some simple and quick changes will easily help reduce your risk of falling. Review the steps below to get started today....

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Flu + You

Influenza, commonly known as “the flu”, is a serious and potentially life threatening disease, especially in adults 65 years of age and older. Influenza is a common respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses. The flu is easily passed from person to person...

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5 Tips For Seniors To Stay Warm This Winter

As the body ages, its ability to regulate its own temperature, as well as sense other temperature fluctuations, changes. This can be dangerous for Seniors in any extreme temperature, but the cold can be especially insidious. In fact, hypothermia is a real danger for...

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November is National Diabetes Month!

Diabetes is a disease that changes the way our bodies use food. It causes the level of sugar in the blood to be too high. The extra sugar harms he blood vessels and other organs in the body over time. Diabetes can cause great damage before any symptoms appear. When we...

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